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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I am a police officer and I have a man in custody in my police car. He just blurted out that he "just killed a man. Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he's dead." I haven't read him his rights yet. Is the statement admissible in court? 

Answer: Before we proceed with a full constitutional analysis, we may need more details on the context. Take the possibly similar situation in this video, for example (at the 1:34 mark). (Deadspin, Arrested Drunk Man Sings "Bohemian Rhapsody" In Its Entirety In Back Of Police Car)

2) Question: I was hired for a job in Switzerland paying 2.4 million rand per year. But those dopes at my company accidentally left off the decimal in my employment contract, which reads that my compensation will be 24 million rand. Ha!! But now they are trying to only pay me the 2.4 million rand. Can I make them pay me the 24 million rand?

Answer: Sorry, you'll need to tough it out on the 2.4 million rand since you were admittedly aware that the figure in the agreement was an error. (BloombergJPMorgan Wins Case Against Trader Over Decimal Point Dispute)

3) Question: I am a 20-year-old student at a culinary school in Illinois. We are about to begin our wine tasting lessons but the legal drinking age in the state is 21. Am I allowed to participate? 

Answer: Yes, but only if you spit the wine out after you taste it. (Rockford Register StarYoung culinary students get Illinois OK to 'sip and spit')

Posted by Bruce Carton on March 29, 2012 at 04:17 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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